November 28, 2011 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 

What Is Tinsel Made Of? Speaking of Chemistry Ep. 12

How is the shiny tinsel that decorates many Christmas trees made? Find out all about tinsel's chemistry history in this very special holiday episode of Speaking of Chemistry.

 
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November 28, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 48
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November 28, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 48
Instrumentation firms view consumable products as a strategic business
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 12-18)
Features
Government & Policy
Diplomats grapple with inability of U.S. and Russia to meet 2012 destruction deadline (pp. 29-31)
Science & Technology
Budding technologies provide nonphotosynthetic pathways to convert sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water into fuels (pp. 36-37)
Back Issues
 
Electronic Channels
Companies Offer Many Ways To Learn About, Use, And Purchase Consumables
(pp. 12-18)
 

News of the Week

Forging Ahead On Climate Change

Emissions: Talks in South Africa seek path toward a new treaty that includes the U.S. and China
(p.7)

Gilead Places A Huge Bet

Pharmaceuticals: Firm will spend $11 billion to nab a precommercial hepatitis C drug
(p.8)

Rewriting Toxic Substances Law

Congress: Senators ask industry group to stop complaining and get specific about bill
(p.8)

Marinda Wu Wins ACS Election

ACS News: President-elect, board directors selected in society’s annual elections
(p.9)

What Is Really Behind Alzheimers

Amyloid-beta oligomers are more toxic than mature fibrils, study with a small molecule suggests
(p.9)

Deadly Plant Explosion in China

Fourteen people were killed in an accident at a melamine plant in Shandong province.
(p.10)

Protein Interactions In Membranes

Spectroscopy: NMR method ascertains nature of associations
(p.10)
 

Departments

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Business

British firm commissions Shanghai facility to make and recycle catalysts
(p.27)
Merck sees pipeline strength getting it through a challenging 2012
(p.26)
Instrumentation firms view consumable products as a strategic business
(pp. 12-18)
Fluorine challenges nitrogen trifluoride as an electronics cleaning gas
(pp. 21-23)

ACS News

Munkhtsetseg Baatar is contributing to her country’s progress through rare-earth metal research
(p.43)
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Government & Policy

Arguments for free online access to journal articles evolve
(pp. 32-33)
Diplomats grapple with inability of U.S. and Russia to meet 2012 destruction deadline
(pp. 29-31)

Education

Open lab at the University of Oklahoma entices visitors to observe natural products research in action
(p.41)
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Science & Technology

Budding technologies provide nonphotosynthetic pathways to convert sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water into fuels
(pp. 36-37)
In the wake of a lab accident, Texas Tech professors discuss the fine line between appropriate lab supervision and micromanagement
(p.39)

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